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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:13

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Week in pictures: 8-14 November 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:12
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: Aerial view of M25 'collapse chaos'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:07
Three lanes of the M25 have been closed after a section collapsed and left a large pothole, following roadworks.

ISPs move on anti-terror measures

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:07
The UK's major ISPs commit to new measures to block online extremism, No 10 says, but ISPs say no specific agreement is yet in place.

Salmond sets UK election target

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:59
Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.

Severn Bridge tolls to be raised

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:57
The owners of the Severn Bridge announce the increase in tolls, effective from 1 January, 2015.

VIDEO: Australia's Indian dance lessons

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:56
Living in Sydney, Australia, Indian businesswoman Madhvi Mohindra runs traditional dance classes for local students.

Boko Haram militants 'seize Chibok'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:54
Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.